BAME Resources

We’re proud to support our colleagues in the Trust BAME network. We’ve put together some fantastic rich resources to help inform our understanding of BAME issues and to support Black History Month, all year round.

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The Library offers all staff access to a collection of eBooks which all colleagues working in the NHS in England can access for free.

Download our BHM Booklet 2021 to find out more about titles that we have in stock in the library for you to borrow.

Diversity and Equality ebooks

23 titles have been made available by Health Education England. All you need to do to read the books online is:

  • Visit
  • Select NHS in England from the Institution list
  • Sign in with your OpenAthens account
  • Browse the collection or search by author, title or subject.
  • Click on the book image to start reading

Here’s a list of titles (with links) you might be interested to read during Black History Month:

The 5 disciplines of inclusive leaders 

Religions, Culture and Healthcare: A Practical Handbook for Use in Healthcare Environments

Transforming Lives: Health Initiatives in Faith Communities 

The good immigrant 

Working with difference and diversity in counselling and psychotherapy 

How to be an Anti-Racist 

Medicine and Religion: A Historical Introduction 

Ageing, Diversity and Equality: Social Justice Perspectives 

Design for Inclusivity 

Black and Blue: The Origins and Consequences of Medical Racism 

White Fragility: Why it’s So Hard for White People to Talk About Racism 

Don’t Touch my Hair

You can browse the entire Kortext collection which in addition to the Diversity and Equality Collection includes clinical, management, leadership and personal development books or search by title, author or subject.

If you haven’t yet set up your free NHS OpenAthens account don’t worry. It’s free and easy to register using the online form at:

Black History Month 2021 Video and film collection

Including footage of Malcolm X’s Oxford University Union debate from 1964, a conversation with Lenny Henry from Birmingham City University, and a number of videos on the Windrush Generation. Look out for the Lost Legends video explaining why Black History Month is important.

TED talks playlist: Talks to celebrate Black History Month

A set of videos across a myriad of topics, celebrating, questioning, challenging, and explaining. Dealing with history, art, language, people, injustice, bias, politics, hair, dance and more. Check out the stellar Jamila Lyiscott’s 3 ways to speak English, and the interview with the founders of Black Lives Matter.

Britannica- The importance of celebrating Black History Month in the UK

Why BHM matters in the UK, from MPs and political figures such as Dawn Butler, David Lammy and Baron Ouseley.

CBBC Newsround Black History Month resources and videos

If you’re looking for resources for your children, these are a great place to start. With videos on why BHM is important, and black Britons who paved the way.


Black Ballad – UK based platform that seeks to tell the human experience through eyes of black British women. 

Colonial Countryside – This project assembles authors, writers, historians and primary pupils to explore country houses’ Caribbean and East India Company connections. There are opportunities for children, schools, parents, and volunteers to get involved.

Gal-Dem – Award-winning online and print publication committed to sharing perspectives from women and non-binary people of colour

Melanin Medics – This non-profit is focused on supporting African and Caribbean aspiring medics, medical students and doctors in the UK. It aims to implement positive solutions to help overcome under-representation and economic barriers in medicine.

Mind the Gap– A clinical handbook of signs and symptoms in Black and Brown skin.

The Runnymede Trust – The UK’s leading independent race equality thinktank.


We know there are more resources out there so please let us know your recommendations on books for our collection. Contact the Library on ext. 5464 or email at  if you need any help.

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